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About Angelika Arutyunova

Angelika Arutyunova is Armenian and was born and raised in Uzbekistan. She is Director of Feminist Movement Building at AWID. Prior to joining AWID she worked for the Global Fund for Women as Program Director for Europe and CIS. Angelika served on the Board of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) in the US and is active in the Armenian Diaspora in the United States.


Articles by Angelika Arutyunova

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Feminist Futures: building collective power for rights and justice

In times of unprecedented repression and violence, AWID’s upcoming International Forum aims to transform diverse sites of activism into a powerful interconnected web of new alliances.

From aid to investment: funding women's rights groups

A paradigm shift in funding from human rights toward 'investments' and 'business solutions' is threatening women’s rights organizing and the rights-based approach to development. We need greater understanding of these new trends and engagement with new players. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on Funding for Human Rights.

Women's human rights: Watering the leaves, starving the roots

Women and girls are in the public eye, recognized as key agents in development as never before. So why doesn't the funding for women's right's organisations reflect this? A new report from AWID provides critical analysis of the funding landscape

Women’s empowerment in Central Asia and movement building

For the first time at CSW, women from Central Asia shared their stories. I realized that this in itself is the empowerment of women. This in itself is the movement building: twelve women talking about the situation of women in Central Asia.

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